At the Human Awareness Institute (HAI), we create spaces where people learn and practice tools for deep listening and emotional vulnerability. At Tending to Our Hearts: A Radical Intimacy Workshop for BIPOC, we will create a container of compassion and deep respect, inviting members of racialized communities to explore our feelings and beliefs around emotional intimacy and connection.
We recognize that something valuable — even sacred — happens when BIPOC people are able to come together and share freely and unapologetically about our lives. Through experiential exercises and sharing, workshop participants will have the opportunity to look inwards, speak their truth, and be heard.
So often we are “doers” — teaching, empathizing, holding space for and listening to others. In this one-day workshop we will create a space for us to simply “be” with one other. We will have the opportunity to become aware of and perhaps even relax our armor. We will examine the walls that we hold up that keep us safe, but also limit us in our power and beauty.
By the end of this workshop you will:
- Practice tools for Radical Intimacy, such as speaking your truth and heart-centered listening
- Experience ‘Unity’ without ‘Uniformity’
- Become grounded by the knowing that you are not alone
- Enjoy the freedom of expression that comes with BIPOC people relating among ourselves
- Have the opportunity to reflect upon and share with others your unique experience within the BIPOC community
This event is designed specifically for members of racialized communities of all genders and orientations. If you do not identify as Black, Indigenous or as a Person of Color, we ask that you pass this invitation on to someone who does. Please feel free to share this invitation with members of BIPOC communities.
Limited sliding scale scholarships are available upon request: Email email@example.com to inquire. This workshop is for individuals who are 18 years or older.